Bangladesh. Women in Char Kukri-Mukri tending to mangrove saplings. These saplings will be turned into a mangrove forest to protect the eroding coast. Photo source: ©© UNEP
Bangladesh is a prime example of a vulnerable developing nation that faces formidable challenges, many of which are linked to climate change and environmental degradation.
Bangladesh sits at the end of the cone of the Bay of Bengal. The country is infamous for natural disasters. Most of the land is flat and just above sea level, every storm sweeps across the country without any obstacles, and tidal surges pound the coast. About 150 million people live here, and the population density is one of the highest in the world after places like Singapore and Hong Kong…
The Coming Storm, National Geographic
The people of Bangladesh have much to teach us about how a crowded planet can best adapt to rising sea levels. For them, that future is now.
Bangladesh, and Sea Level Rise, a Video by Jonathan Bjerg Møller, Yale 360
Danish photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Bjerg Møller spent nine months in Bangladesh, chronicling the lives of people struggling to survive just a few feet above sea level…